Our yearly mecca to the Gulf of Mexico is full of Southern memories as it continues to lure us back each year. Although the ocean is usually our main attraction, the Southern style of cooking is certainly the second fiddle. From freshly boiled seafood to a stopover from the highway for a batch of hot boiled peanuts, we do love the cuisine of the South. Y’all come visit when you can! Toodle loo...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Sunday, July 22, 2018
When the veggies in the garden have grown to just the right size, the tomatoes have ripened on the vine, and all the other joyful bounties of summertime in the South are singing to you, one prepares to bring the orchestra all together.
Sunday dinner coming! Not, lunch or supper mind you. The meal at noon is called ‘dinner’in the South. The dinner meal might include chicken and dumplings, baby lima beans, turnip greens, fried potatoes, sliced onion, stewed carrots, and don’t forget the cornbread!
So when someone invites you to Sunday dinner, don’t arrive at 8 pm, dressed to the nines, with a bottle of wine in your hand. Bring the seeet tea, if you must. Y’all come around noon with a big ole appetite and join in the symphony of the South... Sunday Dinner.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Who doesn’t love a good deal? I got this casual, comfortable, stylish boho type dress from Walmart for only $9.96 plus Arkansas tax. What a bargain!
Normally, I do not shop for clothing at Walmart because, usually, everything I buy seems to be a wash and wear once, then toss it item. After one washing, seams begin to unravel, more wrinkles than on Mick’s face crop up, and the darn thing is not even presentable to take to Goodwill . If I won’t wear it, I won’t donate it.
However, this cool and fun dress is a bargain after three washings, no ravels, no ironing, and appears will make it through the summer! It’s a go to dress for dressing up or dressing down. Try a scarf and wedges. Who doesn’t love a bargain?? Nice to see Walmart gearing up to its competition... Amazon Prime Day July 16, 2018. Have you giggled today??
Monday, June 11, 2018
Thank you President Clinton for your gracious gift of the Presidential Library which you placed in the wonderful City of Little Rock! Arkansans will forever be grateful for this economic boost of love you have given back to your roots! I also especially enjoy the Kumpuris Lecture Series at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service. Mary Steenburgen was the perfect moderator for you and James Patterson. The President Is Missing is in the mail and will review it soon!
Friday, May 18, 2018
Have you ever lost a close, young family member?There are no words, no comfort, no peace, no joy, no reason for a good while. You are dazed for the longest. Within a few days and then a few weeks you realize that you must replace that lost feeling with a thing called hope. Hope, that one day you will once again meet up yonder. Below are pictures of Noah, me, Mike, and Wendy at Brody’s Memorial Service. Hope to see you soon, Brody.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The NLR Woman’s Club has been around for a good while. In fact, the Club just celebrated a 60th Anniversary Event at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizen. Mayor Joe A. Smith declared March 15, 2018 as NLR Woman’s Club Day! That was a huge high for our teeny tiny Club! Yes, we need new members!
On Saturday night we held our annual fundraiser, NLR Woman’s Club 28th Annual Carousel Ball. This year we landed NLR Officer Tommy Norman as our Emcee. What a great #change lives guy!! Lance Restum, Marketing Director with Arkansas Travelers Baseball held the highly successful live auction. Highway 31 Band provided lively Bluegrass music and so much enthusiasm and fun for the entire audience! Please join us next year. And, if you are community minded and want to #Change Lives as Officer Tommy does, please check out our teeny tiny Club. We need YOU! Call Dianne Hocut at (501)772-0768 for details!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I know there’s a ton of heavy stuff going on in our world today. Like nuclear war, racism, and devastating weather patterns to name a few. I’m worried. And, often times, more than not, when I get worried, I try to bring a humorous slice of wisdom to the table. (And, eat.)
So, let’s discuss the (half- assed) preparation of tortilla chips at local restaurants. What’s up with serving your patrons icky, half fried tortilla chips!!?!!!? Yes, in the Sherwood and North Little Rock area we have (at least two popular) restaurants who try to pass off their pastie white, half fried, never hot, totally unacceptable tortilla chips with their cheese dip and salsa. Not mentioning any names here. Maybe, some braver person will let them know we are revolting and we are not gonna take this unforgivable atrocity anymore.
However (being the wimp that I am), I simply do not return to their restaurant and I travel (all the way) to Bryant, Arkansas to get the crispiest, most golden and delicious, freshly fried tortilla chips at TaMolly’s Mexican Kitchen . Lots of other great food there as welL. Try the beef nachos!!
Yes, it is darned tooting true, that here in the South, we do judge our Tex/Mex restaurants by its tortilla chips, salsa, and cheese dip!!! And, no forgiving any half-assing around.